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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 6 — May. 25, 2012

Generalized Mie theory of optical forces

Alessandro Salandrino, Shima Fardad, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 855-866 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.000855


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Abstract

The theory of optical forces on spherical scatterers is here generalized to arbitrary incident fields. The interaction between spherical harmonics of different order, and the degree and azimuthal parity, is studied in detail. The resulting force from all the contributing components is presented in analytical form. A further generalization of this formulation to nonspherical scatterers is also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: October 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2012
Published: March 30, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Alessandro Salandrino, Shima Fardad, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides, "Generalized Mie theory of optical forces," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 855-866 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-4-855


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